Category Archives: Israel

Can Ehud “We Have No Partner for Peace” Barak return as Israel’s prime minister?

Ehud Barak with beard Uri Avnery assesses the prospects of Ehud Barak, former Israeli chief of staff, former prime minister and architect of the Israeli right’s slur of "we have no partner for peace” against the Palestinians, replacing Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister. Read more [...]

Secret Israeli committee uses US federal agents to hunt down down Israeli journalist and snuff out free speech

Stop interfering with my freedom of speech Marianne Azizi writes: Freedom of Read more [...]

Israel’s fear of the “desert” Jews in its midst

Mizrahi or Arab Jews Jonathan explains why Israel’s ruling elite is incensed at the possibility of the Palestinian Arabs and Israel’s Arab Jews making common cause, a fear shown by Israel’s defence minister barring a Palestinian official from contacting Arab Jews. Read more [...]

Censoring injustice and human rights abuses in Israel

Word cloud: Marianne Azizi on censorship of abuses in Israel Marianne Azizi writes: In an extensive Read more [...]

Israel wants a peace process – but only if it’s doomed to fail

Binyamin Netanyahu with a warplane in the background Jonathan Cook examines Binyamin Netanyahu’s deceitful manoeuvrings intended to ride out the French peace initiative until Obama’s successor is installed next year, by which time Netanyahu can forget about the threat of a two-state solution. Read more [...]

The ultra right’s conquest of Israel

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man passes an election campaign poster for the leader of Israel's right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu Party, Avigdor Lieberman, in Jerusalem, Thursday Feb. 5, 2009. General elections in Israel are scheduled for Feb. 10, 2009, and pre-election polls show Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu with a lead over Foreign Minister and Kadima Party leader Tzipi Livni. The campaign slogan on the poster reads "Without loyalty, there is no citizenship." (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) Uri Avnery explains the Israeli conundrum of a government undermining the army, and the peace camp putting its trust in the high command, with perhaps some praying to a God they don't believe in for a military coup they would not approve of. Read more [...]

Israeli journalist jailed for exposing the truth

Lory Shem Tov Marianne Azizi writes: An Israeli Read more [...]

Israeli police ransack blogger’s home

Amira Admon with her dogs Marianne Azizi writes: Amira Admon Read more [...]

Murder, intrigue and cover up: The “Twin Peaks” of Israel

Demonstrators seeking justice for Tair Rada and Roman Zadorov Marianne Azizi writes:  On 19 May Read more [...]

Religious zealots ready for takeover of Israeli army

Jewish extremists in the Israeli Wehrmacht Jonathan Cook says the takeover of Israel’s security establishment by religious extremists means no hope of a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – unless it is preceded by a civil war between Israel’s secular and its religious Jews. Read more [...]